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Kinect priced for real this time

The official price for Xbox 360’s motion control peripheral was released yesterday. Kinect, as expected, will set gamers back $150 and will include the launch title Kinect Adventures.

For those new to the Xbox 360 party there will be a $299 console bundle on the release of the sensor. The bundle will include the redesigned 360, Kinect, and Kinect Adventures. The console will not include a 250GB hard drive but will include 4GB of internal memory.

According to IGN.com the sans-hard drive console will not have the shiny finish of the more expensive version but will include the other features such as the built in WiFi.

Also if you haven’t heard, the new Kinect games will be packaged in purple cases.

 
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Posted by on July 21, 2010 in Kinect, Xbox

 

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Walmart gets ready for Kinect

Looks like Walmart wants in on all the excitement surrounding the November release of Xbox 360 Kinect. Until July 23rd Walmart is offering a a pre-order bundle for Kinect. It includes Kinect, a $30 eGift card for Walmart.com, and your choice of one Kinect launch title. The bundle will run you $199 asuming Microsoft is going to stick with the $150 price tag.

 
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Posted by on July 14, 2010 in Kinect

 

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Kinect Price?

Via msnbc.com

Microsoft has not officially announced the price of its forthcoming motion-control device known as Kinect, but according to their own store it’s likely to run $150.

So it may not be official but it’s looking like gamers will be shelling out big bucks for Kinect. I shouldn’t be surprised but I am a little bit. As cool as Kinect looks (to me at least) the hardcore gamers are just not interested. Hardcore gamers are a staple for the Xbox 360. A price like that will push any thoughts of buying it right out the window.

As for new buyers to the 360 it might prove too expensive for a console, Kinect, and games. Unless they have an amazing bundle around Christmas time. Personally, I would have rather seen the price closer to the $100 mark but I’m still going to buy it.

So MS you’re not fooling anyone. We all expect that to be the actual price. So just get it over with and make it official so you can be bombarded with complaints from people who will buy it anyway.

 
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Posted by on June 22, 2010 in Xbox

 

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Natal=Kinect

So last night the name Project Natal was put to rest and Kinect for Xbox 360 was born. They also gave us a few game titles for the peripheral but let talk about the name first.

No barriers.
No boundaries.
No gadgets.
No gizmos.
No learning curves.

You Kinect, you are the controller.

A little cheesy if you ask me. Project Natal sounded a little cooler. But that’s a minor thought.
As for the the games that were revealed…

via teamxbox.com

Kinectimals
You can play with virtual animals. Lol cat Kinect!

Joyride
A racing game where players steer with their hands.

Kinect Sports
Boxing, bowling, beach vollyball, track and field, soccer and table tennis.

Kinect Adventures
River rafting with friends.

Dance Central
A dancing version of So You Think You Can Dance.

Star Wars also seems to have a game coming to Kinect. No surprise there as motion control and lightsabers seem to go hand in hand.

Personally I don’t think the the new name of the games that were announced were super impressive. Yes, I’m going to but Natal/Kinect but there are many out there that are not. And I don’t blame them. Hardcore gamers on Xbox 360 are not going to but it. If they wanted/cared about motion control they would have bought a Wii.

On the other hand Kinect opens up a new market for Microsoft. A console that is “fun for the whole family.”I don’t blame Microsoft for wanting to get in on that market. With the money the Wii brought in, motion control was the next logical step for their console.

As usual we shall see how well it does in the Fall when Kinect hits the stores.

 
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Posted by on June 14, 2010 in E3, Xbox

 

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